9 things you should know about SA actress Jessica Sithole

Jessica Sithole (born 2000) is a 22-year-old South African born actress and model. She is best known for starring as Nyakallo. An innocent naive young woman from Lesotho who came to Johannesburg to create a better life for her siblings. In the Mzansi Magic original telenovela The River.

Biography Facts of Jessica Sithole

A picture of Jessica Sithole known as Nolo Makinta from Gomora and Nyakallo from The River.
A picture of Jessica Sithole known as Nolo Makinta from Gomora and Nyakallo from The River.

Full name: Jessica Sithole
Gender: Female
Born: 2000 (age- 22), Bloemfontein, Free State Province
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actress, Model
TV Shows: The River, Gomora
Years active: 2017 to present
Education: St Michael’s School For Girls
Height: 165cm
Alma Mater: University of Free State

1. How old is Jessica Sithole

She was born in 2000, her birthdate is unknown. Only her year. So, the only thing we know is Jessica Sithole is 22 years old.

2. Where is Jessica from?

She was born in the town of Bloemfontein in Free State Province in South Africa. Moreover, she grew up in the small town of Phahameng township.

3. How did she get interested in the arts?

Her interest in modelling began at tender age and her mother signed her up in pageantry. She came up in the top ten finalists in pageants at that young age.
Thereafter, when she was in Grade 10, Jessica developed interest in acting. Since then, she has become increasingly fascinated with and curious about acting and the science behind it.

4. How tall is Jessica Sithole

According to estimates. Jessica Sithole is expected to have quite a bit of height. She is estimated be at a height of 1.65m, which is way above average for a South African woman.

5. Education of Jessica Sithole

She obtained her basic education in the accredited schools of Bloemfontein in Free State. After that she attended St Michael’s School For Girls where she probably obtained her matric. Moreover, after completing her matric she enrolled at the University of Free State where she obtained and graduated with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts.

A picture of Jessica Sithole known as Nolo Makinta from Gomora and Nyakallo from The River.
A picture of Jessica Sithole known as Nolo Makinta from Gomora and Nyakallo from The River.

Her main reason for studying drama and theatre arts was that she wanted to know more and understand an actor’s preparation process. In bringing a believable character to the screen.

6. Career life of Jessica Sithole

picture of South African Actress and model Jessica Sithole
picture of South African Actress and model Jessica Sithole

She began her career in the entertainment industry in 2017. When she won Miss Glamorous Free State as a model. In 2022 she landed a role in Mzansi Magic drama series and telenovela The River of playing Nyakallo. Nyakallo is an innocent young woman from Lesotho. Who came to Johannesburg to create a better life for her siblings.

Her audition on The River was her very first acting audition and she was up against more than 50 other actresses. The talent she is showing on The River is sign she has got great acting career ahead of her.

Furthermore, Jessica also played the role of Nolo Makinta. A failed slay queen who’s been traumatised by men, in the Mzansi Magic drama series Gomora.

7. Other ventures

Apart from acting, Jessica is a brand ambassador for hair care brand Ruutos and for Mud Studio Bloemfontein, a make up services company.

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8. Personal life of Jessica Sithole

Pertaining religious beliefs, Jessica is a Christian. She believes if it wasn’t God she wasn’t going to make it in the acting industry. Moreover, she is grateful to God, parents and friends who helped her to make it in the entertainment industry.

Jessica believes she only made it because of God
Jessica believes she only made it because of God

“A lot of people have contributed to this huge milestone; my parents,
with their steadfast support; my mentor, Apostle David Poonyane, with his fervent prayers; Lebo Leisa, who had suggested and pushed that I audition for this role; Tshedzapictures, who made my year by giving me this opportunity,” said Jessica to Bloemfontein Courant publication. [ ⁴]

9. Social media life of Jessica Sithole

She is on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Her Instagram account with instahandle of @sitholejessica has got 46 thousand followers. She uses her social media platforms to entertain and keep in touch with her followers and fans.